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My Remarkable Uncle, Leacock, Stephen

My Remarkable Uncle

Authors: Leacock, Stephen
Series: New Canadian Library
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
BISAC/Subject: FIC016000, FIC019000, FIC029000
ISBN: 9780771094156, Related ISBNs: 0771094140, 0771094159, 0771099657, 9780771094149, 9780771094156
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 280
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: This celebrated collection of sketches sparkles with Stephen Leacock’s humour and shines with the warmth of his wit.

The comical E.P., star of the title essay, “My Remarkable Uncle,” is a classic Leacock character. He is president of a railway with a letterhead but no rails, and he heads a bank that boasts credit but no cash whatsoever – all of which trouble E.P. not in the least.

My Remarkable Uncle, a wonderful smorgasbord of mirth served up by a master of comedy, includes several essays, a short story, a political parable, and personal reflections on a dizzying array of subjects.

Here, in rich abundance, are the inspired nonsense and the unerring eye for human folly that have made Stephen Leacock Canada’s most celebrated humorist.

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